Kalbarri boasts some of Western Australia’s best shore and boat angling - reeling in tailor, mulloway, gardie and samson fish.
The Murchison River that flows alongside Kalbarri is home to species such as black bream, whiting, giant herring and trevally. These popular Western Australia fishing spots are frequented by local and visiting anglers. Consider dropping in a net to yield blue swimmer and mud crabs
Sitting at the mouth of the Murchison River, Black Rock and Oyster Reef can produce some great catches, especially tailor. Take extra care in these areas, huge swells can catch the inexperienced fisherman off guard.
Chinaman’s Beach is also a great spot for chasing mulloway, tailor and mackerel. Wittecarra Creek and Red Bluff, located south of town, are excellent for surf casting, offering the chance of catching mackerel, tailor, mullaway and cod.
Fishing charters are popular, satisfying both the serious angler and the novice. They regularly return with a bounty of fish including mackerel, tuna, snapper, dhufish, coral trout and bald chin groper.
Note: There is an annual deep-sea (20m +) fishing ban from Cervantes to Kalbarri from 16 October to 16 December.
Visit fish.wa.gov.au for further information.